SkepSun #153 (08_30_2015)

On Freethought Radio, the radio show of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, FFRF’s “Pray to Play” exposé gets national coverage, including FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel on MSNBC “Sports Matters.” Dan Barker was interviewed on NBC’s “Today” show about the Jesus painting in a Kansas school that was taken down after FFRF complained. After talking with Viet Nam veteran and plaintiff Steve Trunk about the decades-long saga of the cross on Mt. Soledad, Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor interview Executive Director of Americans United For Separation of Church and State, Rev. Barry W. Lynn, about his new book: God and Government: Twenty-Five Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism, and Freedom of Conscience. Then, how is it that some religious leaders have the skills of magicians? Gordon Bonnet, author of the Skeptophilia blog, will fill us in. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Animal Liberation, the book by philosopher Peter Singer that launched the animal rights movement. Did Singer get it right?  We’ll be looking into that complicated question over the next 2 or 3 shows. This week, in hour two of the show, we examine the ethics of eating meat with help from a vegan advocate, a chef, a slaughterer, and a  hunter in the first half of a Myoclonic Jerk podcast, the rest of which we’ll hear next week.

Is it ethical to eat animals?

Is it ethical to eat animals?

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